Matthew 24:7

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdome against kingdome, and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diuers places.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For nation will be moved against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and men will be without food, and the earth will be shaking in different places;
- Basic English Bible

For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.
- Darby Bible

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.
- Webster's Bible

For nation will rise in arms against nation, kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places;
- Weymouth Bible

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places.
- World English Bible

Folk schal rise togidere ayens folc, and rewme ayens rewme, and pestilences, and hungris, and the erthemouyngis schulen be bi placis;
- Wycliffe Bible

`For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:7


Mt 24:7 Famines. The natural result of civil wars. Tacitus, the Roman historian, says of this period: ``It was full of calamities, horrible with battles, rent with seditions, savage in peace itself.''

Discussion for Matthew 24:7

  • Our pastor spoke today and said that "nation " was ethnos in Greek Hebrew sorry I wasn 't listing at that moment. Ethnos meaning ethnicity, culture or even religion. I 've never heard this described this way but it does make sense with what is going on in the World today because wars are being waged because of religious beliefs. Has anyone heard this preached this way before?
  • It does not say "nations " or "kingdoms ". It says nation singular against nation and kingdom against kingdom. Could the 2 nations be Jacob and Esau and the 2 kingdoms be darkness and Light?
  • Tim George for verse 7
    The signs of wars, and rumors of wars, as well as kingdoms rising against kingdoms have always been. The major sign now is pestilence such as Ebola that is mostly in West Africa is a sign of a pandemic that will be worldwide. These are the birth pains that Jesus was talking about, and as a woman has more frequent pains the closer she gets to delivery tells us that we are very close to the second coming. People need to turn to the Lord for salvation, before the Day of the Lord comes. Whoso ever will call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Alex apamo for verse 7
    the wars of the world will be agaist the christian and nonchristian
  • Pawan Upadhyay for verse 7
    Nations of world will be fight each other,defeated nation will become slave of winner nation.kingdoms will be fight each other and defeated kingdom will become slave of winner
    kingdom.There will be many natural disaster on earth.
  • William chabot for verse 7
    WOW..earthquakes in N.J.sounds pretty diverse to me. uh-oh ! another famine....and what say you about all these wars going on ? Trudy is right...birth pains.









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